I got started running in high school when I joined the cross-country team. I fell in love with the team aspect of the sport, and have been involved with the running community since. My friends, running groups and teammates keep me motivated and give me inspiration to keep working towards my goals. Friends waiting for me at my favorite trailhead is all the motivation I need to get out of bed at 5AM in the morning and get started with a run. Running and training with a group keeps me accountable.